A Little About Me

Hi there! My name is Shanna.  I am a family and child photographer.  I am located in Niles Michigan, but I serve all of the Michiana area.  I currently offer sessions on location, or at your own home for a lifestyle/documentary feel.  I am a wife, and mom of two beautiful girls. Photography has always been an important part of my life, and a hobby I have always enjoyed growing up. It wasn’t until we were expecting our first child that I discovered my direction, and passion for photographing little ones, and families.

As a parent I know how important it is to capture and preserve those fleeting moments, and I wanted to use that talent to preserve those memories for others in professional photographs.  I am truly passionate about preserving images for the generations. I remember sitting with my family when I was young pouring through old family albums.  It’s a wonderful family memory and brought us together.  I also know as a parent, you are busy, and your time is valuable. you don’t need to be stressed figuring out how to prepare or what comes next. Our time spent pre-planning your session with a consultation will save you time and frustration. We will also get to know each other a bit before our session, and that added level of comfort and trust is important.

I enjoy a timeless, clean and neutral style. Your portraits should highlight your family, or your child, and I feel that is best achieved with minimal props, and minimalism, so that today, or 100 years from now, your portraits will be art and not outdated.  I also encourage lots of family interaction to capture genuine emotion.  I know how stressful it can be trying to get kids to sit still, or hoping they will just “cooperate.” DON’T WORRY!  We go with the flow, and I use your families unique personality to drive the session, so that it is a fun and enjoyable experience.

Oh, and I’m kind of a goofball with the kids.  I’ll do whatever I can to connect with them and make them laugh.  If I need to have an epic dinosaur battle or a tea party with your child before starting the session so they warm up to me, then lets do it!

Contact me today, and let’s start making some memories! Visit the contact me page, and reach out.